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Police Find 1000 Grams of Marijuana, 2 Handguns; 2 Men Charged

Two Evanston men face felony drug charges after police executed a search warrant at 819 Seward St. Friday afternoon.

Evanston police charged two men with dealing marijuana after they found more than 1000 grams of cannabis and two handguns in a house on Seward Street.

Officers executed a search warrant at 819 Seward St. around 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, as part of a drug investigation, according to police. They arrested two men who live there and who police believe were selling marijuana.

Jemehl A. Davenport, 25, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with a previous conviction, two counts of unlawful delivery of cannabis, two counts of unlawful possession of cannabis and one count of possession of a firearm without a firearm owner's ID.

Tashwan V. Owen, 24, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of cannabis and possession of a firearm without a firearm owner's ID.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

FlyingTooLow November 13, 2012 at 05:32 PM
This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences. It details the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review.

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